Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" Video Is a Who's Who of Feminists
"Girls Like You" is a bop with a powerful message.
Maroon 5 arguably made a career out of singing about women and love. But now the band, led by singer Adam Levine, has put a new twist on an old theme in the music video for their latest single, “Girls Like You.”
Though the song itself is not exactly the next feminist anthem, the music video is a powerful ode to female empowerment, featuring countless inspiring women, including athletes, actresses, and activists.
In addition to rapper Cardi B, who is featured on the song, Levine is joined in the video by Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, who has lent her voice to the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment over the last year. Raisman’s shirt reads "Always speak your truth."
As the camera spins around the Maroon 5 frontman, Raisman swaps places with comedian Sarah Silverman, who has been a vocal advocate for equality and has often spoken out against gender inequality and racism.
From YouTube comedian and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lilly Singh to immigration activist Angy Rivera to Ilhan Omar — the first Somali-American to be elected to office in the US — a steady stream of trailblazing women continue to switch places.
And judging by the warm response the video has received online, “Girls Like Us” is sure to send this message of female empowerment to the top of the charts.
adam levine's music vid for girls like you is the most beautiful thing honoring smart, strong, athletic, &talented women of all shapes&sizes— Anika Gera (@anikkuhg) June 1, 2018
The amount of strong, powerful women in the “Girls Like You” music video, though.— Ms. Marano (@my_mathteacher) June 1, 2018
OMG OMG OMG! @adamlevine 's new song girls like you is not just super cool but even the video is soooooooooo kickass! 20 powerful women in one music video including, wait for it, @GalGadot, my favvv @IISuperwomanII , @TheEllenShow , @JLo and many others!— Bhavya Sadhwani (@bhavyasadhwani2) June 1, 2018
The video also features more than a dozen other influential women, including Jennifer Lopez; Ellen Degeneres; Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, the founder of the online magazine MuslimGirl, who appears in a cap and headscarf; "Transparent" actress Trace Lysette; comedian Tiffany Haddish; Levine’s wife, Behati Prinsloo, and their daughter; “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown; and Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim.
Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” video is proof that women of all backgrounds, shapes, sizes, and colors can be powerful forces for change.
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